Dementia Research

Dementia research is essential in helping to advance care
and treatments. There is a variety of ways people can be involved and being a
participant in research can range from being interviewed or completing a
questionnaire to taking part in a trial of new medicine.

Shaun Popel coordinates research within the Dementia Wellbeing Service and can give advice on research participation and local studies you may be able to be involved in. E-mail: shaun.popel@nhs.net  

ReMemBr Group (Research into Memory, the Brain and dementia) 

The ReMemBr Group based at Southmead Hospital carry out research into dementia and other memory problems. To find out how you can volunteer please e-mail: research.volunteer@nbt.nhs.uk or phone 0117 4148238 

Join Dementia Research is a national service which aims to match people interested in research to studies they may be able to participate in. This is a great way of finding out about a wide variety of research opportunities. 

To find out more or to sign-up: joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk  or phone Alzheimer’s Research UK: 0300 1115111 Alzheimer’s Society: 0300 2221122.

BRACE

BRACE is a local charity based at Southmead hospital.  BRACE funds clinical and laboratory research into dementia and supports researchers in South West England. Among BRACE’s aims are: to understand what causes the disease, to achieve earlier diagnosis, thereby giving new treatments and knowledge of prevention time to make a difference, and to find new and more powerful treatments.

e-mail: enquiries@alzheimers-brace.org  or phone: 0117 94144831.